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Topic  Child and Adult Care Food Program

(Updated 7/29/14)

 

Topic CACFP Online Training

bullet CACFP Child Care Institutions—New Institution Training

CACFP New Institution trainings provide guidance to new organizations on the Child and Adult Care Food Program application process and required procedures. New institutions are required to view each applicable session prior to having their application for participation in the Child and Adult Care Food Program approved. Participating institutions may also benefit from viewing these trainings and use as Refresher training.

Topic Training Resources

 

Topic Workshops

 
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Aug. 19, 2014 Rock Island Holiday Inn, 226 17th St.

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Topic  Food Distribution Program 


Topic eTrainings

Currently no Food Distribution eTrainings are available. Please check back.

Topic Webinars



Topic Workshops



bullet USDA Foods and Illinois Commodity System Training

Nutrition Program staff is providing a USDA Foods and Illinois Commodity System Training which focuses on the Illinois Commodity System, placing annual commodity order, diversions to processors, Department of Defense (DOD) fresh fruit and vegetable program, and additional monthly processes to teach better management of USDA foods at eight sites this November and December. Trainings are half day sessions with morning and afternoon sessions offered based on location. Pre registration is required and space is limited, so do not hesitate and register today!

Currently no USDA Foods and Illinois Commodity System Training workshops are scheduled. Please check back for future workshop dates.

Topic Training Resources


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Topic National School Lunch Program Archived Webinars (Updated 7/1/14)

   

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Topic  National School Lunch Program Workshops (9/2/14)


bullet Certification and Verification

Gain a solid understanding of the process for certifying and verifying Household Eligibility Applications for school meal programs, including use of the direct certification and direct verification process.

Currently no Certification and Verification workshops are scheduled. Please check back for future workshop dates.

bullet Overview of the Administrative Review Process

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School personnel will be trained on the requirements of the administrative review process as required for the USDA School-Based Child Nutrition Programs.

  • October 15, 2014 – Schaumburg
  • October 16, 2014 – Lisle
  • October 21, 2014 – East Peoria
  • October 22, 2014 – Fairview Heights

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bullet School Meals Menu Planning 101

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School food service personnel will be trained on the basic meal pattern requirements for meals served within the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.

  • September 9, 2014 – Effingham
  • September 11, 2014 – Springfield
  • September 26, 2014 – Lisle
  • Galesburg – TBD

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bullet School Meal Service Procurement—The Invitation for Bid and Contract Process

This training is designed to assist school food authorities (SFAs) who currently contract or are seeking to contract for school meal services with a food service management company or meal vendor in meeting all requirements associated with the Invitation for Bid and Contract process.  Participants will better understand the three-step document submission and review process and receive training in developing Invitation for Bid and contract documents that meet federal and state regulations and statutes.

The training is presented in three separate webinar sessions and participants should try to “attend” all three sessions.  All SFAs conducting a new procurement or considering contracting for school meal services are highly encouraged to participate in the training.  Participants must be employees of the school food authority (school or district).

Currently no School Meal Service Procurement – The Invitation for Bid and Contract Process workshops are scheduled. Please check back for future workshop dates.

bullet Developing a School Food Safety Plan

Schools that participate in the National School Lunch and/or Breakfast Programs are required by the United States Department of Agriculture to have a HACCP based food safety plan in place. The Developing a School Food Safety Plan workshop will help schools satisfy this requirement by assisting in the revision of a current food safety plan, or in the development of a new food safety plan. Participants will be introduced to the Process Approach, which allows for a more simplified application of food safety procedures. Participants will also receive information on the overall format of a school food safety plan, writing or revising Standard Operating Procedures, and will work with hands-on activities that can be taken back to schools and immediately used in the training of additional food service staff.

Currently no School Food Safety Plan Workshops are scheduled. Please check back for future workshop dates.

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Topic  Summer Food Service Program


Topic  Miscellaneous Training Opportunities


Topic NFSMI Training Opportunities

The National Food Service Management Training Institute, funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, offers workshops, specialized training, online instruction, and satellite seminars/teleconferences on relevant school food service topics. For more information, please go to www.nfsmi.org and click on "Training Opportunities".


Topic Online Videos


  • Food, Fun and Good Health Video (12:19)

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